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it with you all the time? >> everywhere i go. concealed weapon. u.s. government gave me that. lost a lot of good friends of mine fighting for this country for nothing. for nothing. all because of the u.s. government. >> reporter: you're mad at the government. >> very mad at the government. yeah, i got a lot of hate in me. i got a lot of built up anger, a lot of hurt. a lot of hurt. >> reporter: pastor hartsfield knows all about hurt. >> it hurts deeply and i struggled for a long time not to hate those people that did that. good will overcome evil. right will overcome wrong. >> reporter: on this night, you can only hope the pastor's right. indeed. thanks for watching abc news. "good morning america" will be waiting for you in the morning with the latest on hurricane sandy. we're always online at abcnews.com. have a safe weekend, america. jimmy kimmel, right here next. >>> tonight on "jimmy kimmel live" -- aziz ansari. >> i got mr. ethic. it was all white kids. how about the little brown boy that looks like the most adorable piece of carmel ever. >> as of friday morning, lindsay lohan was
out here in staten island. >> when is the government coming? >> reporter: it was a desperate cry for help. >> we're going to die, if we get killed with the weather, we're going to die! >> reporter: in staten island, donna pleaded with her senators for more food, gasoline and clothing. >> we are -- >> we got 90-year-old people! >> reporter: this is one of the hardest-hit communities in torqnew york city. thousands still without power, many homeless. 19 people dead, including this father and son, found locked in a final embrace. overwhelmed by a violent surge of water, residents describe a tsunami-like wave as high as 20 feet that devastated entire neighborhoods. >> it was coming in, rushing, like a rapids. it was just coming, it was just curving around that corner and rushing down. >> reporter: the water may be receding, but the frustration on staten island seems to be growing. >> fema won't help us. >> reporter: and local officials pleaded for more supplies. >> they cannot go on. this is america. it's not a third world nation. >> reporter: one even attacking the red cross, which
the proper scope and actual confidence of government. it will come down to a basic feeling that people have, who understands government better? >> i think that's fair. though, it will be interesting to see, if you had a huge hurricane that affected sometimes -- >> say a huge hurricane, for example. >> either positive or negative. they can get really angry that the response wasn't really big. or they could say, whoa, do we want to be on our own when something like this happens. >> one other potential surprise this week, we're going to get that final unemployment report coming out on friday. you're an economist. looking at the numbers right now, what are you expecting to see and how much difference will it make? >> we have seen over the last year and a half, one month's numbers don't seem to crack through the shell that much. now with that said, we had -- probably artificially too optimistic number last time, there will probably be some rebound. but at the same time, the economy has been improving. i think most people are expecting the unemployment rate not to change much. >> most believe tha
dublin. this morning department of homeland security directing training session for a group of government agencies. alameda county sheriff's office is warning residents near the santa rita jail they may hear explosions. officials say the explosions will not endanger people or property. >>> aging sewer system causing nasty problem in marin county 88,000 gallons of raw sewage overflowed this week engineers say that could be just the beginning. homeowner says sewage flowed behind his house for four days. engineers say the entire system is made of up of 50-year-old clay pipe that is crumbling now, leaking sewage into the ground water it is happening -- >> particular, very small tributary drainage, drains into san he will sell know creek. -- san end sell know creek. >> the fine could reach -- 800,000 it will cost 300 million to rebill. over the summer the board voted down a rate increase. >>> long road ahead for victims of super storm sandy cleanup expected to take months traffic backed up for miles, long lines of people waiting for buses and gas in the -- as they face a forecast that includes
farmers upstate, like dan brick. do you get subsidies from the government? >> yeah, very little subsidies. my thought is, i wish they would eliminate all subsidies altogether. part of it is just because the government is broke. >> oh, my goodness. >> reporter: but if you wander up to hallowed lambeau field on a sunday morning and if you hang out with the most sophisticated tailgate partiers in the world you'll find all stripes. conservatives, liberals, socialists, many of them either related or best friends for life. >> romney is a successful man and -- >> can't say obama's not. >> successful politician. >> you can't say obama's not. >> what did he do in the business world? >> he's written multiple books. he's made a -- >> he made himself money, yes. what did romney do? >> he made himself money by putting others out of business. >> he built business. >> and he pulled them down. >> anyway. >> reporter: and they all seem to agree that the end of this election cannot some soon enough. and all divisions disappear. right about here. i'm bill weir for "nightline" in green bay, wisconsin. >> got
state. >> i can promise you that the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials. and we will not quit until this is done. >> reporter: and then, there was halloween. many towns decided to postpone it. but some were not deterred. on long island, superheros and cats were out. and in new york city, even with the power out, trick-or-treaters took to the street. and within just a few hours, all three of new york's major airports will be back online, with la guardia beginning at least partial service at 7:00 a.m. this morning. rob? sunny? >> good news there, too. and in terms of the gridlock here in new york city. traffic very heavy as the mass transit system gets up and running. what about the scarcity of gasoline for commuters? >> reporter: that's a really big problem because everyone's trying to get into the city. and one of the things, they also need gas to get around and get back out. we're hearing reports of long lines at gasoline stations. sometimes stretching all around the block, where new york city police officers have to co
get worse. hurricane sandy is more powerful than the federal government. shutting down operations right there in the nation's capital. >> our washington station is monitoring the storm around the clock. and here from the american landscape is how they covered it last night. >> this is abc 7 news at 11:00. >> hurricane sandy is already starting to have a major impact on our area. president barack obama signed off an emergency declaration for maryland, and just within the last couple of hours, one for the district. and want to see what a hurricane looks like? just take a look at brad bell's live shot from ocean city, maryland. he's been there all day as conditions have gone downhill. brad. >> reporter: yeah, they have gone downhill. as matter of fact, as you were getting ready to toss to me, i pulled out my wind speed indicator. a gust that hit 50 miles an hour. >> want to got to tom live at reagan national airport and tell also but transportation troubles related to sandy. tom? >> a whole lot of them, pamela. at this point, reagan airport, a pretty quiet place. a lot of flights in
was not politically motivated. he has disdain for the system and the rules we are governed by. >> reporter: 44-year-old maud love used an ago sell rent to set fire to the mayor's office. >> did the mayor even know who he was, who he is? >> again that's not something i want to comment on. >> reporter: according to family members, love asked the mayor to handle his mother's estate after she died in 1999. love ended up being forced out of the house his mother owned and family members say love has always blamed the mayor. records show love filed a civil suit against obey -- osbey davis. >> we have been looking at him as a lead in a series of arsons which has plagued our city. >> reporter: police say he set the mortuary on fire on june 6th. the funeral home handled the service for his mother. he is also accused of throwing a firebomb through the window of the taylor chapel on june 30th. family members say love always felt the church was evil. we tried to contact the mayor, but he did not return our calls. meanwhile, maud love is in jail charged with three counts of arson. reporting live in vallejo, alan
that coordinates the government's response to the storm mr. obama reminded people to follow instructions of local officials before he cancelled a scheduled appears in florida. hurricane sandy forced mitt romney to change his plans for the second time in the last few days. romney campaigned in the state of ohio yesterday instead of virginia as planned. his campaign cancelled appearance for tomorrow in new hampshire. romney telling supporters one stop in ohio, our throughouts and prayers where the -- our thoughts and prayers are with the people who are in harm's way. >>> many fans watching on a jumbotron. thousands watched the world series with other giants' fans and share that sweet victory. others lined restaurants and bars in the city. a lot of celebrating there. now they are ready for the parade which will be this wednesday. the planning started days ago when we were heading in the right direction. i didn't say only two more games until we have the world series. i didn't want to jinx us. >> i know, i said full out, because i wasn't superstitious. >> we'll look at sandy of course what is going t
, government agencies, transit, all closed along the eastern seaboard, 10,000 flights cancelled expected to make landfall within hours. mike has the latest ii >>> out of -- dover delaware spinning there, strongest thunderstorms within 50 miles of atlantic city now is starting to accelerate northwest almost 30 miles per hour you can see it is going to be there over the next two to three hours when the rain is going to get heaviest, when the storm surge is going to be the greatest our fastest winds around no 60 to 65 miles per hour. >>> from all of us here at abc7 news thanks for joining us. >> we will continue to cover hurricane sandy. the weather team will update you on air every hour. >> turn to abc7news.co good morning! wow. want to start the day with something heart healthy and delicious? you're a talking bee... honey nut cheerios has whole grain oats that can help lower cholesterol. and it tastes good? sure does! right... ♪ wow. delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy.
into the political climate. and reframe the debate over the size of government, specifically the size of federal disaster relief. >> you can't always solve all of the problems yourself but you can make the difference in the life of one or two people. >> reporter: it looked like a campaign stop in battleground ohio mitt romney deliberately stepped off the stump to accept leaf donations and encourage more but he avoided questions about his previous stance on the role of fema. >> governor, would you eliminate fema if you were president? >> reporter: president obama stayed in washington to visit red cross, attend briefings with governors and utility ceos. >> i think he's handled it well. >> reporter: compassionate or calculated, depending on who called into the radio show in youngstown, ohio. >> where was it when it happened in ben gaza and i and he flew t snas he learned his lesson. >> reporter: a vital corner of a vial state with 28 visits from romney this year, 19 from obama. >> president obama wasn't able to come as planned because of the storm. >> reporter: do you think that hurts his cause in
of government agencies. the alameda county sheriff's office is warning residents that a series of explosions will be heard between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 in the afternoon. the officials say the explosions will not endanger in any people or property. it is just a drill. the weekend is upon us. meteorologist sandhya patel is here with our forecast. >> the warmth is almost near as the weekend is nearing. let's show uh -- show you a time lapse. this is what it looked like, fog and low clouds and the visibility was fluctuating in some areas. this is what your morning commute could look like. we do have some low clouds around and a patch of some dense fog around the watsonville area where visibility is down to a quarter of a mile. so you may run into some of this fog in the morning. i would give yourself a little extra time. rainfall totals, we did have some leftover rain this morning. here is what it looks like yesterday to today. almost an inch in santa rosa and an inch and a half at mount saint helena. san jose, .16. .20 around hayward and concord and livermore picked up .41 of an inch. not bad fo
is directing a training session for a group of government agencies. the alameda county sheriff's office is warning residents that a series of explosions will be heard between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 in the afternoon. the officials say the explosions will not endanger in any people or property. it is just a drill. the weekend is upon us. meteorologist sandhya patel is here with our forecast. >> the warmth is almost near as the weekend is nearing. let's show uh -- show you a time lapse. this is what it looked like, fog and low clouds and the visibility was fluctuating in some areas. this is what your morning commute could look like. we do have some low clouds around and a patch of some dense fog around the watsonville area where visibility is down to a quarter of a mile. so you may run into some of this fog in the morning. i would give yourself a little extra time. rainfall totals, we did have some leftover rain this morning. here is what it looks like yesterday to today. almost an inch in santa rosa and an inch and a half at mount saint helena. san jose, .16. .20 around hayward and concord a
motivated. mr. love had disdain for the system and the rules of which we are governed by. >> police say the 44-year-old maude love used an accelerant to set fire to the mayor's office. >> so did the mayor even know who he was, who he is? >> again, that's not something i want to comment on. >> according to family members, love had asked the mayor to handle his mother's estate after she died in 1999. love end up being forced out of the house his mother owned and family members say love has always blamed the mayor. records show love filed a civil suit against osby davis in 2005, but a judgment was never recorded. >> we have been looking at him as a lead in a series of arsons which had have plagued our city. >> he also set a mortuary on fire on june 6th. >> the funeral home handled the service for his mother. he's also accused of throwing a firebomb through the window of the taylor chapel on june 30th. love always felt the church was evil. >> we tried to contact mayor osby davis, but he did not return our calls. meanwhile maude love is in jail charged with three counts of arson. reporting i
other riders. the governing body will remain blank for all of the years that armstrong had one. the committee said that armstrong should return his prize money. >>> finally, an unexpected guest at a wendy's in kentucky. a deer came through the door, shattering the glass. the deer ran around the restaurant before leaving through a window. there were no other customers inside at the time. >>> it's time, now, for the weather and back to ginger zee. ginger? >> even though the eastern third of the nation is consumed with sandy talk, there's a lot going on. we have to get to the cold in the middle of the nation. a cold front changed your weather. let's see how cold it is here this morning. we have temperatures at 19 in rapid city, 35 for albuquerque. it stretches to the southwest. minneapolis this morning at 31. i'll fly you across the nation to leave you with that big picture. you need to see other spots. maybe find your home and your forecast. >> this windy weather report, brought to you by citibank. dan and bianna? >> great job, ginger. a big weekend for her. >>> coming up here on
are governed by. >> the 44-year-old maude love used an accelerant to set fire to the mayor's office. >> so did the mayor even know who he was, who he is? >> again, that's not something i want to comment on. >> according to family mechanics, love had asked the mayor to handle his mother's estate after she died in 1999. love end up being forced out of the house his mother owned and family members say love has always blamed the mayor. records show love filed a civil suit againstos by davis in 2005, but a judgment was never recorded. >> we have been looking at him as a lead in a series of arsons which had have plagued our city. >> he also set a mortuary on fire on june 6th. >> the a fine ram home handled the service for his mother. he's also accused of throwing a fire bomb through the window of the taylor chapel on june 30th. love always felt the church was evil. >> we tried to contact mayor osby davis but he did not return our calls. meanwhile maude love is in jail charged with three counts of arson. reporting in vallejo, allen wong, abc7 news. >>> this morning richmond police are investigating g
is the government coming? >> reporter: some feeling, they've been left out in the cold. >> to get heat. we're going to die. if we get killed with the weather, we're going to die. we're going to freeze. >> reporter: on staten island, some are calling themselves the forgotten borough. and there's frustration and desperation. >> we lost everything. i mean, you do the best you can. you try hard. you go to work every day. you do the best you can. >> reporter: of the 90 total storm deaths, 20 have been here. in one manhattan neighborhood, photographers captured people diving into dumpsters, reportedly to retrieve food thrown out by a restaurant. along with the growing anger, there's lengthening lines for everything. some stretching for miles. even people waiting for hours for buses home. >> no one knew where to go. it was completely chaos. >> reporter: lines for fuel are even longer. >> three hours. >> reporter: gas shortages are now reaching crisis levels. few stations are open. and those that are, can't meet the demand. drivers are running out of gas and out of patience. >> i have no power at home. i c
a lot of money from charles munger because it couldn't get government reform through the legislature. the group says someone has to pay for all those ads. >> to qualify a ballot measure takes time and energy and money. to gather the signatures needed and required by the constitution. >> money doesn't always win. voter foundational says they only approve of third nistsd because it's harder to convince people to vote yes. >> you can buy your way on the ballot but you can't buy the voters' vote. >> the humane society got prop 2 passed in 2008 largely on grassroots effort. now hens have to have more room in their cages. if you want to see all the propositions, go to our website at abc7news.com and click on see it on tv. >> terry: focusing on one of those issues, should the rules be changed for insurance companies for auto insurance. the measure is very complex. here is michael finney with what your vote will mean. >> reporter: this is herb, he wrote the prop 33. >> that is the found ear and chairman of mercury insurance. george joseph. >> i don't know anything about george joseph. i don'
you manage campaigning, because his job is truly on the line here with governing and imagine perhaps a large disaster. >> he's returning to the white house tomorrow afternoon, as i said, cancelling some events. the biggest problem for the president right now, if he makes any mishandling of this storm could affect the final days of this race. >> in nonweather news, a bit of surprise, the des moines register, the largest newspaper endorsed romney. >> iowa is a key state. it's part of barack obama's mid western fire wall. >> he needs to win iowa, wisconsin and ohio. the obama campaign said they're ahead in iowa right now, this could make some difference in the end and it reinforces the argument that romney is making. he's best positioned to make the bipartisan compromises. >> george stephanopoulos, thank you. george stephanopoulos has a huge show this morning, his guests include stephanie cutter from the obama campaign and the former house speaker newt gingrich. >>> other top stories. >> there's other news. >>> good morning, everyone. another potential attack on a u.s. embassy may have
. >>> the federal government just a short time ago announced it will shut down washington tomorrow, and here in new york tonight, there is already a state of emergency. authorities are scrambling to keep more than 8 million people safe. and look at this live picture tonight. that gate says it all. that's one of the many subway entrances in new york, they have all been closed down. at the top of the stairs, dan harris in times square tonight. dan, it's looking pretty quiet there. >> reporter: it's eerily quiet, david, i have to tell you. they are getting ready to shut this entire place down, essentially. not only have all the broadway shows gone dark, but as you mentioned, america's largest subway system has halted service completely. look at the sign behind me. two worlds tell the whole story. system shutdown. tonight, in the city that normally never sleeps, not only are they shutting down the subways and all the broadway shows, but they're also taping up the windows at department stores, canceling tomorrow's classes at all public schools and ordering 375,000 people to evacuate low-lying areas. >>
members on board a ship. they're searching for two passengers. sandhya shut down the federal government, new york stock exchange and mass transit from boston to washington, d.c.. amtrak has been sus sended and 10,000 flights have been cancelled. authorities are telling residents stay indoors if that is possible. this is not a time to be a sheoff. this is not a time to be stupid. it's time to safe yourself and your family. >> the never shy new jersey governor of course. fema pledged $3.5 million for clean up if necessary rye we'll have continuing coverage of sandy throughout the evening. abc news will have live coverage on world news just ahaetd 5:30. there will be a special one our edition of night line at 11:35. >> other major story weaver following here now is arrival of the world champion san francisco giants. we're tracking them with their bus caravan. they made the exit from the airport. now they're pulling into at and t park. >> just an incredible group of folks there. you can here this is around the ballpark. >> a remarkable series that nobody expected to go this way. experts sai
government, new york stock exchange, and mass transit from boston to washington, d.c.. amtrak has been suspended and 10,000 flights have been cancelled. authorities telling residents to stay indoors if that is possible. >> this is not time to be a showoff. this is time to try to save yourself and your family. >> 60 million people are likely to be impacted by the storm. fema pledged $3.5 million for the clean up, if it's necessary. >> tj, thank you. >> hurricane sandy forced cancellation of 150 flights in san francisco international airport. a number of airlines set a special to rebook thousands of passengers. some couldn't reach the airlines by phone to figure out what to do. there is a passenger that ended when 17 airports closed down. >> this is my first time flying. i feel like flying is horrible. i don't want to do it again. >> the situation not expected to improve and oakland airport not affected, as affected by the storms. there were some cancellations at san jose international airport. >> we're learning pg&e will be sending 150 employees to new york to help restore power. member
them do a thing. you can call up the city government. good luck with that. i want to say virgin america is offering 20% off many routes to fly out of san francisco. you must fly between november and mid december. and offer expires at 11:59 tonight. get in on this. >> 20% off. >> yes. >> where are we going? >> yes. >> vegas. >> still to come here is the question. real? or fake? amazing pictures coming out of sandy. which are gene genuine? which are not? >> here is a look at what is ahead. >> tonight on world news brand new pictures from the storm zone. roof top rescues and reporting again tonight from the town in a race against time. you will hear the gas pipe leaking all around people as they fear someone will light a match. and dr. richard beser out today testing drinking water. it will be helpful to anyone including in the bay area facing the storm. >>> during a crisis like sandy, social media have become places to go for information but also for pranksters. >> a lot of people manipulate photos and post phony photos. taking a look at what is real, what is fake. sandy's destructive mar
. and you have my word that everyone in city government at every level is working 24 hours a day to get the city back on track, including working with the mta, and con-ed to meet the two biggest challenges we face. mass transit and electric power. >> now, laguardia airport which suffered severe flooding, you can see it there, will open again this morning for limited service. the city's other two airports are up and running and amtrak says it will also begin service to the big apple starting tomorrow. >>> thousands of people in hoe coken, new jersey, though, are still waiting for rescue. at least 25% of the city is under water, and the national guard has been working around the clock carrying people to safety. and the scene is growing more desperate. the mayor says the standing water is now filled with sewage. some people have run out of food and now there are reports, unfortunately, of price-gouging, with three bags of potato chips and a drink going for $14. which its infuriating to me. >> awful. people in every tragedy you find people who try to take advantage. this one is no different
. >> just ahead proposed new tv show based on oakland city government. >> get ready for big waves. when the mavericks window is set to open, coming up. >> the need to feed the hungry is ongoing. >> second harvest food bank kicked off its drive today. here is abc 7 news reporter. >> social service agencies say long term unemployment remains a problem, that is why you continue to see demand. second harvest food bank set a goal to collect two million pounds of food. it helps to feed a quarter kblinl people every month. these executives pitching in for the tenth year in a row. second harvest partners with agency that's distributes the food at 740 locations. other silicon valley companies with san francisco 49ers help kick off the campaign. >> problem is large. we believe working together everyone who needs a meal can get one. >> these barrels will be set up in offices and businesses. the faces are real. bella and chris receive food from second harvest when their parents lost their jobs large corporations do make donations. making sure people do not go hungry. in san jose, abc 7 news. >> pro
to freeze! we got 90-year-old people! >> reporter: this woman pleading with government officials for gasoline, food and clothing. >> you don't understand. you've got to get your trucks here on this corner now! this is three days. >> reporter: this is one of the hardest-hit communities in new york city. thousands still without power, many homeless. 19 people dead. in devastated neighborhoods overwhelmed by a violent surge of water, residents describe a supersized wave, as high as 20 feet. >> it was coming in rushing like rapids. >> reporter: well, welcome to your house, huh? we met this man, mike abruzzo. his house is completely gone. just the floorboards remain. he and his wife and two young daughters have been staying with relatives. >> and my youngest daughter yesterday, faith, said, daddy, i want to go home. i told her it's going to be awhile, hon. she don't understand, she's 6. >> reporter: he gives us a tour of what once was. one beautiful christmas plate. >> christmas plate. >> reporter: that's going to be a special plate at your house. >> that's going to have my mother's c
out later this morning. the government releases the october employment numbers just four days before the election. a crucial report on wall street and the campaign trail. experts say, look for 125,000 new jobs last month, showing modest growth, with the unemployment rate steady at 7.8%. >>> well, there could be some manmade misery adding to the toll of hurricane sandy. scammers, out to take advantage of folks after the storm. officials are now warning people to watch out for phony charities, fraudulent home repair deals and sellers looking to unload flood-damaged cars. a national hotline for reporting disaster fraud was set up seven years ago, after hurricane katrina. >>> and cell service is getting better for people in the hurricane zone. almost 20% of cell sites in the region are still knocked out. but that's down from 25% a few days ago. >>> and apple's next small thing arrives today. the ipad mini hits stores, minus the worldwide frenzy of some other recent apple rollouts. these customers in tokyo were among the first to get their hands on the tablet this morning. apple is expect
to local government but the numbers there aren't great, either. >> it's roughly just 24%. >> the makeup of the ledge vai tour could look different than it did morning of november 6th. >> mish lynn looking for candidates for 2014 and 2014 elections. >> we only have a few days to make choices. our web site is a great resource, visit us on abc 7 news/politics. >> last of nasa's space shuttle fleet headed for retirement moment. shuttle atlantic climbed for a march along florida's atlantic coast. crews had to move signals and signs to cleert way as spectators lined the route. it will be on display at the main tourist building at kennedy space sent year still ahead they may be one of the reliable predicted. >> looking at the sky, lots of clouds. take heart. it's going to be a lovely weekend. i'll have the forecast coming up. >> you can see traffic back up continues to stretch for miles. stretch of roadway there is still shut down because of a big rig overturn. >>> tuesday is election day. we may know who wins the presidential election by sunday. since 1936 outcome of the last washington redsk
: police did make some arrests, they also saw damage to private and locally owned city government owned property. they don't have numbers for us yet, they are hoping to get an assessment later this morning as far as how many they arrested, how many were hurt and how much damage was done. right now, the crowds are gone we've seen a stumbling fan here and there. still excited about the night. still a little confused, daid and tired, -- dazed and tired. king street is open, sweep out trying to recover from the mess. they have just opened it back up. life slowly returning to normal here at at&t park. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >>> woman of the worst destruct after the game happened in san francisco's mission district. that's where kira klapper joins us live. >> reporter: the aftermath of last night's celebration still remains this morning, not very much, i'll get out of the way so you can see some trash piles charged black they were much bigger a bit ago, trucks have been here all morning, streets are soaking wet from cleaning crews not from any sort of rain. let's get you to the video of w
the nerve center and coordinate the government's response to the storm. meantime mitt romney is campaigning in the midwest out of the storm's path. romney campaigned in the crucial battle gun state of ohio yesterday instead of in -- battleground state of ohio yesterday instead of virginia. he did call off events in new hampshire for tomorrow >> stock market is closed, regulators decided to shutdown the new york stock exchange the dow jones or the new york stock exchange because of the threat posed to manhattan and the nasdaq. last time the stock exchange was closed was 9/11. most mass transit in new york city shutdown making it nearly impossible for traders to get to work. regulators considering another shutdown tomorrow that decision has not been made. stay with abc7 news we are continuing coverage of hurricane sandy. "good morning america" will have a special live west coast edition at 7:00, to cover hurricane sandy. >>> should we show 'em now? >> yeah. >> here are the headlines this morning: giants sweep in the chronicle on sporting green twice is nice. >> -- [ unintelligible ] >> there'
by the storm and you have nye word that everyone in is city government at every level is is working 24 hours a day to get the city back on track. >> the extended power outages leading to spore rad dick looting. police have made at least 15 arrests. additional officers are now patrolling near businesses. >> fire investigators in queens are assessing the damage of a fire monday night. the winds quickly spread the flames, destroying 111 homes. look at this scene of utter destruction is. the exact cause of the fire is under investigation. to help the people affected by superstorm sandy text the words red cross to 909999 to donate $10 or you can call 1-800-red cross or go to abc 7 news.com for a link to the red cross website. >>> with just six days to go to the election, president obama is showing a boost in swing state polling while mitt romney's campaign is expanding its battleground and claiming momentum. is mark matthews is is here now to sort out the two differ iting visions of how the race is shaping up in the final days. >> three new polls out of the all-important swing state of ohio givin
the government applies pressure to these lenders. much more coming up at 6:00. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> latest on superstorm sandy. residents along the east coast beginning the long road to recovery with key transportation resuming today. katie marzullo is in the newsroom with the latest. >> reporter: new york city is coming back to life it might be easier for some to get around starting today. first laguardia airport has reopened as of this morning flights limited call your airline if you are flying this morning. subways and ferries resuming limited service. buses will try to fill in gaps. governor cuomo is waiving fees and fares today and tomorrow to help people get around. for anyone who dares to drive, police are manning checkpoints and enforcing a three-person carpool requirement to get into manhattan. they are looking at new jersey now, slower recovery there from the storm which has killed more than 70 people and left millions without power. natural gas fires still burning in new jersey and people are still stranded in hoboken. >> compared to the last storm this is far worst
're the president, how do you manage campaigning because the job is truly on the line with governing and managing perhaps a large disaster response. >> you show you're in touch. that's why the president put out photos of him talking to the director of the federal emergency management agency and he also is returning to the white house tomorrow afternoon, as i said, canceling some events. the biggest problem right now, if he makes any mishandling of the storm could affect the final days of this race more than any other factor. >> and in nonweather news a bit of a surprise. "the des moines register" largest newspaper in a swing state there endorsed romney. the first time that newspaper has endorsed a gop candidate. how big of a deal is that? >> iowa is a key state. it's part of barack obama's midwestern fire wall. he needs to win iowa, wisconsin and ohio if governor romney wins both florida and virginia and this could have an effect. it could affect independent swing voters in iowa right now. the obama campaign says they are ahead in iowa right now. this could make some difference in the end, and it
. but law enforcement and local government representatives are worried about the other part of prop 30, a constitutional amendment that guarantees state funding for realignment. the prison inmate shift where counties must now house thousands of low-level inmates who used to go to state prison. if it fails, counties are asking how will they be able to afford this expense? >> if the money goes away, it will have a dramatic impact on the way we do business. >> lawmakers have a history of taking money from one program to pay for another. constitutional protection means politicians cannot touch the money at all unless it goes back to the voters. >>> the next two budget years already show counties will get more than $6 billion in each of those years to take on the new inmates. >> the funding streams will still continue under statute in proposition 30 is not approved. >> but it's after that that worries county officials. >> priorities may change, legislators may change, governors may change and right now we are pretty much at the whim, so to speak, of the legislative process. we are going to
something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that's the right direction. and if you can go even further and send it back to the private sector, that's even better. >> reporter: romney wouldn't answer questions about that. >> governor, would you eliminate fema if you were president? >> reporter: with canceled events, the campaign continues. bill clinton led a rally in indianapolis that appeared entirely political. with a race this close, not even a storm of the century can bring the campaign to a halt. jonathan karl, abc news, kettering, ohio. cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs. call today to request a free decision guide to help you better understand what medicare is all about. and which aarp medicare supplement plan works best for you. with these types of
presidential leadership. >> my message to the federal government. no bureaucracy. no red tape. get resources where they're needed. >> reporter: and later today, he'll get a firsthand look at the damage on the new jersey shore, with none other than the state's republican governor, chris christie. christie is a die-hard romney supporter. but he's had nothing but praise for the president's handling of the storm, which he says is all that really counts right now. >> i don't give a damn about election day. it doesn't matter a lick to me at the moment. i've got much bigger fish to fry than that. so do the people of the state of new jersey. >> reporter: romney, after cancelling eight events in five states, turned a planned rally in ohio into a makeshift bid to aid relief efforts. >> a lot of people will be looking for goods, even though we've gathered these things, as you know. i know that one of the things i've learned in life is, you make the difference you can. >> reporter: it has all of the trappings of a traditional campaign event. you have the stage, the big american flag, the campaign music.
most other government agencies across the country, south carolina never encrypted that data to protect it from hackers because it's such an expensive and lengthy process. >>> and this morning another big bank could be in big trouble, this time for allegedly manipulating the price of electricity in california. regulators are threatening to fine barclays $470 million for allegedly gaming the market to lower prices just so it could make bigger profits later. the bank denies the scheme. >>> an unusual sight to bring you along the mexico/arizona border. instead of digging a tunnel, smugglers tried to build makeshift ramp to try to drive over the border fence. as you can see, they came up just a bit short. they did manage to run off, but they left their jeep teetering some 14 feet in the air. >> a balancing act. >> that is some balance there. >>> hey, sam, how about some national weather? >> as we do that, i want to thank wabc for giving us the flight yesterday. they're always in the air, by the way, and the best in the business. let me show you what's going on with this cold air that drops
-year-old people! >> reporter: this woman pleading with government officials for gasoline, food, and clothing. >> you don't understand. you've got to get your trucks here on this corner now! >> we are trying to -- >> this is three days. >> reporter: this is one of the hardest hit communities in new york city. thousands still without power, many homeless. 19 people dead. in devastated neighborhoods, overwhelmed by a violent surge of water, residents describe a supersized wave, as high as 20 feet. >> it was coming in, rushing like a rapid. >> reporter: well, welcome to your house, huh? we met this man, mike abruzzo. his house is completely gone. just the floorboards remain. he and his wife and two young daughters have been staying with relatives. >> and my youngest daughter yesterday, faith, said, "daddy, i want to go home." i told her "it's going to be awhile, hon." she don't understand. she's 6. >> reporter: he gives us a tour of what once was. one beautiful christmas plate. ? christmas plate. >> that's going to be a special plate at your house. >> that's going to have my mother
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